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View the latest post Attachment(s) Exhaust Flapper


Any one know where I can buy a replacement exhaust flapper for my '89 Carver 3607?

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View the latest post Lower Helm Parts Needed.


My boat ,a 1980 3326 Voyager. Is in need of the steering wheel and hydraulic hookup for the lower station. Everything else is there but no steering wheel.I

Anyone know of boat salvage yards in Western Lake Erie area? Maybe I can locate a 1980's Carver.

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View the latest post Expense to pro buff job


I am having an estimate done from a person to do the buff/wax job on my Mariner. Her quote will be done Friday. What do you all think would be a reasonable expense? She does a 2 or 3 step process, compounding/wax, and I have seen some boats she did. They look really nice, but they are a different brand. I usually have a pro job done every other year, and do off years myself with a one step cleaner/wax. Any input? What do you pay on the 32 -33 foot range? Thanks for the input!
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View the latest post Potable Water Hose


This has always been a pita to say the least. In my case the hose is permanently connected to city water which gets detached from the boat and left at the dock when out cruising. I always shut the valve off when leaving the boat for the week other wise it is always on when we are at the boat or even away for a few hours running errands. that being said these cheap "RV/Marine" hoses tend to swell to the point of looking like they will explode. So I searched to find the best alternative.

I should mention it is highly recommended to install a pressure regulator at your spigot on the pedestal as many marinas do not have one. The pressures are rather high sometimes which puts unnecessary strain and creates swelling of the hose. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X4B88RF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Came across an American company by the name of Eley. The hose is definitely much better quality than anything out there in a "Drinking water Safe" type. More expensive but as with most things you get what you pay for. Just thought I would share my findings. https://www.eleyhosereels.com/collections/garden-hoses

Not sure I want to use this as my travel hose as it may not be pliable enough for my taste. I have 2, 25' 5/8" Zero-G hoses for travel which I can screw together for those long connections if required. Works very well. https://www.lowes.ca/product/garden-hos ... e3EALw_wcB

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View the latest post low voltage @ upper helm


28 ft voyager, twin 230 gas, 4 - house gel 6 V. batteries w/ inverter

I'm getting intermediate reading of 10.5 V on "bridge" circiut. It Runs VHF radio, 1040SX gps & radar. I have 12.2 @ control panel switch w/ engines off and 99% SOC on house system. Where could my two volts go?

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View the latest post Gas fumes in my boat make it unusable Help!


All of a sudden the gas fumes on my boat have become extremely noticable and unbearable and a serious fire hazard.

It currently has maybe 10 gallons in each tank and I believe the problem is coming from my fuel filler hoses and vent hoses based upon what I have read in thusforum and others.

I've also been told that changing them out is a fairly easy task that can be done myself.

Does anyone know if there are any step by step DIY directions or videos of photographs showing this being done or can anyone give me an idea of where to order these hoses and how to start and any sage advice they have accumulated along the way

Thanks in advance for your help :captain:

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View the latest post New Member Intro


Need member from Portland Oregon and have a 94 37 Carver Aft Cabin with twin gas engines with a direct pipeline to my wallet is

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Yearly Fall cruise around...??


A beautiful day so we took the fishing boat out for the yearly cruise around ??? Some of you from the area may know....... :popcorn:


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Time to Move On


We bought Agradecida (grateful in Spanish), a 2003 356, last September. She was near perfect when we surveyed her. We spent the winter buffing and updating her electronics package in anticipation of our up coming summer. When it finally arrived we put her in the water in Racine Wisconsin in mid April. Mid June we left for our trip to Door County Wisconsin where we spent a month and a half living on her. About half way through our trip the admiral said "why do we have a boat, an apartment in Racine and a condo in Ft. Lauderdale? Why not live on our boat in Wisconsin and winter in Florida only". Well, I said this boat isn't quite big enough for us to live on especially when we have our boys return with girlfriends for visits. To which she replied "lets get a bigger boat". About a fraction of a millisecond later I was on the internet looking for our new to us summer home. Who am I to disobey a direct order from the admiral of our fleet (we have three boats)? So it is with sadden heart, I could have literally cried yesterday, we bid our Agradecida goodby. She is going to a new owner who I'm sure will love her and care for her almost as much as we did. Good bye sweet girl you treated us well!!
I'll continue to troll this forum which is a must bookmark for any Carver owner. Thank you all for the laughs, and invaluable information you have provided! Thank You!
I'll spend a majority of my online time on the Sams Marine web site which is a Hatteras owners forum just like this one. However I'll keep one eye here for the new owner's post and just general boating entertainment.
As for our new home, we bought a 1989 60' Hatteras Motor Yatch (Windfall). We searched the Great Lakes and upper midwest but couldn't find what we were looking for so we expanded our search to the east coast. Fortunately we found one in Stuart Florida that surveyed well and looked as good as Agradecida does. We plan to move Benedetto (blessed in italian) to Ft. Lauderdale shortly where she will live until May of 2020. That's when we will start our journey north with Benedetto to live in and for us to live on in Racine's Reef Pointe marina. One cool thing, she will berthed across the street from our Lauderdale condo on the New River where we can see her from our bed on the 28th floor. We always have cold refreshments and welcome any fellow boaters for a visit, just knock on our hull in either location.

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View the latest post Getting Close


The end of my season is closing in fast. Saturday I dumped in some Stabil and motored over to the fuel dock to top off my tanks. 71 gallons and $330 dollars later my tanks were full. I then motored out on to the Detroit River and ran a couple miles up river and back to burn off some fuel. I figured that I burned off about 3 gallons from each tank.

I will probably take another short ride the day I motor over to the lift to be pulled from the water. All in all its been a pretty good season. I did have to replace the sea water pump on my port engine in August. I was out for a ride in late July when the port engine overheated. It ended up that the pulley separated from the shaft. Parts and labor for that repair came in at about $782. Always something.

Already thinking about next season.

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